Walt Disney World

runDisney Release: Second runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Coming to Walt Disney World

Photo: © Disney LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL (Aug. 25, 2015) – runDisney is summoning the Force today to announce another Star Wars-inspired intergalactic journey, this time to the dark side. The “Star Wars Half Marathon – the Dark Side” enters the galaxy April 14-17, 2016, at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and pays homage to [...]

Recreational Fun at Walt Disney World

As runners, we enjoy staying active. Thankfully, there are many ways to do just that at Walt Disney World! And for those who want to include the entire family, or do something other than run, there are plenty of options throughout the resort hotels. Running Trails - For those who need to get in a [...]

New Ways to Celebrate at Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney has been undergoing a large refurbishment for over a year as it transforms into Disney Springs. The good news is that the new aspects are now starting to become a reality! The Landing, which is located between the Marketplace and West Side (formerly Pleasure Island) already has a few stores and dining areas [...]

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

From mid-September to early November, there is a party that you won't want to miss at Walt Disney World! Mickey has invited his friends, and maybe even a few villains to his not-so-scary Halloween party! This ticketed event occurs multiple evenings each week. Officially beginning at 7 pm, Magic Kingdom is closed to everyone but [...]

Best Walt Disney World Resort Pools

Vacations at Walt Disney World usually include a lot of time on-the-go as you explore the theme parks. During your runDisney racecation, you may be spending a little more time relaxing than usual. That may mean spending more time at the pool! Here is a look at a few of the best pools at the Walt [...]

All You Need to Know about the runDisney Dopey Challenge

In 2014, over 6100 runners participated in the greatest runDisney challenge yet - the Dopey Challenge. There may have been some blood, a few tears, a lot of sweat, but most importantly, there were most definitely smiles! So for those who are signed up for the 2015 Dopey Challenge, or are considering tackling this beast in [...]

Behind-the Scenes-Tours at Walt Disney World

If you are a Disney enthusiast, a behind-the-scenes tour is a great way to celebrate your race achievement. Although it does mean more time on your feet, you will be able to experience the parks in a whole new way. There are over 15 tours to choose from throughout the four theme parks. From the [...]

To Park Hop or Not to Park Hop

A runDisney race weekend can be fast and furious. Between traveling, the Expo, the race and celebrating, there may not be a whole lot of time to hit the parks! So when determining your park plans, one question remains - to park hop or not to park hop? Ultimately, this decision depends on many factors. [...]

Resort Review – Wilderness Lodge

Be transported to the serenity of America's Great Northwest at Disney's Wilderness Lodge! Surrounded by pine trees, this deluxe resort is hidden from the hustle and bustle of the parks. Located on Bay Lake, the views are full of nature's beauty! The lobby alone is worth visiting as it towers multiple floors, showcasing hand-carved totem [...]

Best Character Meals for Dinner

We all want to celebrate our runDisney race accomplishments! A great way to do so is by enjoying a character meal. Not only does it fill your hungry runner's belly, but it also allows for great photo opportunities with your new medal! This series will include great character meal options for you to celebrate! (See Also: Breakfast) [...]

The runDisney Race Deferral Process

runDisney races are unique. You have to sign up for the races MONTHS before the actual event, usually within just hours of when registration opens. This leaves room for life to happen. Work schedules can change. Injuries can occur. Sometimes, life just gets in the way and the runDisney race you signed up for 11 [...]

Best Character Meals for Breakfast

We all want to celebrate our runDisney race accomplishments! A great way to do so is by enjoying a character meal. Not only does it fill your hungry runner's belly, but it also allows for great photo opportunities with your new medal! This series will include great character meal options for you to celebrate!  After [...]

Monorail Resorts vs. Epcot Resorts

When it comes to race day convenience, you can't go wrong with the monorail or Epcot resorts. However, how do you decide which you should choose for your upcoming runDisney race weekend? Take a look at our guide to determine which is best for your family! Monorail Resorts The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian [...]

Dining Plan vs. No Dining Plan During a runDisney Weekend

When it comes to a runDisney weekend, you need to fuel. In fact, as runners, we may think about food more than ever! That's why when making your race weekend plans, a common question may arise - do I add on the Disney Dining Plan or not? During the 2013 Marathon Weekend, Megan used the dining [...]

Resort Review – Polynesian Resort

Note: Throughout 2014 (and possibly into 2015), the Polynesian Resort is getting an extensive refurbishment. Many areas throughout the resort will be under construction, including the Volcano Pool, Great Ceremonial House, The NeverLand Club and along the beach. This can cause loud construction noises during the day, as well as affect transportation, restaurants, recreation, etc. [...]